(solved) doesn't shut down, hangs at "acpid exiting"

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(solved) doesn't shut down, hangs at "acpid exiting"

Postby rdh61 on Tue May 19, 2009 6:49 am

Hi,
I’m getting shut down hanging systematically after the green bar finishes. I get a black screen with the words: “acpid exiting”. It hangs there. I see some others have had this problem, and I’ve tried all the things I’ve seen suggested here so far, to no avail. I’m running this on an Acer Travelmate 4001LMi.

I am a newbie and a potential (though uncertain) linux convert, fed up with Microsoft’s market strategy of throwing out insufficiently tested products at exorbitant prices. While I am reasonably computer competent as a user, I am not a technofile or an aficionado. I definitely do NOT want to spend hours tinkering (there are better things to do). Just as I don't need to know the precise thermodynamics of my engine in order to drive my car from A to B, similarly I don't wish to immerse myself in technospeak and unlimited misery just to get my computer in sufficient working order to send an email or set up a spreadsheet without it crashing. I am just a normal, every day user who (perhaps mistakenly) assumes that a computer should make life easier, not more difficult. To me, a kernel is a nut. So my first question to myself was, should I even be thinking about linux?!

But I was attracted by Linux Mint’s stated mission to make it easy and provide everything working out of the box. Imagine my disappointment when on installing I found that Linux Mint does not, in fact, work out of the box. Lots of good things about it and for that, much credit; but if it can’t do something basic like shut down?

Can any kind soul help me out of this in layman’s language? Many thanks.
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Re: doesn't shut down, hangs at "acpid exiting"

Postby Husse on Tue May 19, 2009 7:16 am

Have you tried the suggestion to force a shut down of networking suggested here
viewtopic.php?f=143&t=18672&p=116284&hilit=acpid%3Aexiting#p116284
I have searched extensively and only found variations of this
I have this problem and as yet I have not managed to solve it but my system is beginning to be a bit unstable* so the cause for me may be different
My time is limited so I can't hunt for a solution now but I'll add it to my list
*Played a bit too much :)
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Re: doesn't shut down, hangs at "acpid exiting"

Postby gnomeorkde on Tue May 19, 2009 7:43 am

I had the "acpid exiting:" problem on my Acer Aspire laptop for Mint 6 main edition and couldn't solve it despite following advice in these forums and elsewhere. The problem has, however, vanished for Mint 7 RC1 so here's hoping it doesn't come back on Mint 8 or later....I've never had the problem on my Dell desktop.
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Re: doesn't shut down, hangs at "acpid exiting"

Postby rdh61 on Tue May 19, 2009 11:26 am

Husse:

Yes, I tried that but it didn't resolve the issue.

gnomeorkde:

I'll try Mint 7 RC1.

Thanks to both. I'll get back if I have any news.
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Re: doesn't shut down, hangs at "acpid exiting"

Postby rdh61 on Thu May 21, 2009 9:23 am

I can - gladly - confirm that Mint 7 RC1 has got over the problem for me.
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Re: doesn't shut down, hangs at "acpid exiting" solved

Postby Husse on Sat May 23, 2009 1:46 pm

I consider this solved then
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Re: doesn't shut down, hangs at "acpid exiting" solved

Postby Bernini on Fri May 29, 2009 2:23 pm

i had similar shutdown problems at first... turned out it was bios setting... i changed the bios setting and havent had a problem yet
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